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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 51 : The Singing of Psalms and Hymns

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51-3. It is recommended that Psalms be sung along with the hymns of the Church, but that caution be observed in the selection of hymns, that they be true to the Word. Hymns should have the note of praise, or be in accord with the spirit of the sermon.

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ANTECEDENT TEXTS:
PCA 1973, Adopted text, DfW 4-3 [M1GA, Appendix, p. 156]
Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, Proposed text,
and
PCUS 1933, IV, § 314.
It is recommended that new hymns be sung along with the familiar hymns of the church, but that caution be observed in the selection of the newer hymns. Hymns should have the note of praise, or be in accord with the spirit of the sermon.

PCUS 1925, IV
and
PCUS 1894, IV
[no comparable text]



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